The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating a fatal shooting involving a member of the Valleyview RCMP.
The RCMP says at approximately 11:20 p.m. on June 5th, officers were dispatched to a report of a suicidal male with a firearm. When authorities arrived on scene, a man with a firearm was located. According to officials, after initiating communication and what they call an attempt to defuse the situation, an officer discharged their firearm.
Despite officers providing first aid, the man succumbed to his injuries while en-route to hospital.
In addition to the ASIRT investigation, the Alberta RCMP’s internal review process is also being implemented to gather a full account of what took place during this incident.
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